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Table 4 Iron physiological requirements by formula calculation

From: Physiological requirements for iron in women of reproductive age assessed by the stable isotope tracer technique

group n age weight (kg) BMI (kg/m2) iron physiological requirement (mg/d) iron physiological requirements adjusted by weight (μg.kg− 1.d− 1)
1 6 32.50 ± 3.02 76.54 ± 10.58 30.00 ± 4.35 1.74 ± 0.64 22.46 ± 7.33
2 15 30.54 ± 4.88 60.35 ± 10.15 23.99 ± 3.93 1.50 ± 0.46 24.42 ± 8.08
total 21 31.16 ± 4.39 64.87 ± 12.79 25.67 ± 4.95 1.55 ± 0.52 23.63 ± 7.87
t 0.901 3.265 3.080 0.929 −0.515
P 0.380 0.004 0.006 0.365 0.612
  1. BMI body mass index